An institutionalised Macbeth struggles with his crime, his body and soul at the mercy of the prison. Lines of power are drawn along the boundaries of gender, violence; the politics of murder and war. Macbeth struggles with the experience of living between the boundaries of reality and unreality, their world in constant flux; the present blurred with vivid recollections of the past.
Foul Play presented a new perspective on the text, reworked extensively by a dramaturgical team. Foul Play invited the audience to experience Macbeth with two casts — one male, one female. Audiences were able to choose to attend a Female Ensemble performance, a Male Ensemble performance or a Double Bill or both performances playing back to back. Given two similar versions with completely separate casts, we asked the question: how much of the difference between the two performances is inherent in the production and how much is in the perception and reception of the audience?’
23 January 2014 - 9 February 2014
Plant 1, Bowden, South Australia
DIRECTOR: Yasmin Gurreeboo
SET DESIGNER: Manda Webber
COSTUME DESIGNER: Olivia Zanchetta
SOUND & MUSIC COMPOSITION: Daniel Thorpe
LIGHTING DESGINER: Ben Flett
STAGE MANAGER: Brad Thomson
FIGHT DIRECTOR: Rob Macpherson
DRAMATURGY: Craig Behenna
ASSOCIATE LIGHTING: Alexander Ramsay
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Delia Taylor
ASSITANT SOUND: Jesse Budel
DESIGN SECONDMENT: Zoe Aitken
Jacqy Phillips, Laura Brenko, Amy Victoria Brooks, Chrissie Page, Stefanie Rossi, Lisa Harper Campbell, Holly Brindley, Rebecca Calandro and Romina Verdiglione.
Patrick Frost, David Geddes, Eddie Morrison, Elliot Howard, David Hirst, Nathan Porteus, Adam Carter, Peter Cortissos and Graham Self.
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About The Production
What The Critics Said
''Foul Play’s production of Macbeth masters the art of innovative theatre, providing a feast for the senses and delivering a unique approach to a classic Shakespearean tale...This stand-out production of Macbeth is not to be missed.''
– InDaily, Patricia Herreen.
''To see both versions is an incredibly rich experience, unique in my theatre going life, as I urge you to make it your unique experience too.''
– dB Magazin, David O’Brien.